The England international said last week that he was hoping to improve his fitness enough to complete 90 minutes against Leicester City.
The midfielder is eager to get in tip-top shape as early as possible in the new season as he looks to build on what was a breakthrough campaign last year under Mauricio Pochettino. Though every player will be looking to get to 100%, it is especially important that Mason works on his fitness after a summer that was interrupted by a knee injury
Been a good week of training so far and looking forward to Leicester on Saturday #COYS— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) August 20, 2015
After the draw with Stoke at the weekend, the England midfielder explained how he was still working his way back from two months out injured, setting himself the target of 90 minutes against the Foxes.
“I had eight weeks out injured but I was professional, I did everything right and I feel good," he told Spurs TV.
“There is nothing like match fitness and like I said, I was starting to feel it on 60 minutes but hopefully if I’m playing next week I’ll be able to complete the 90 minutes.”
The 24-year-old didn't manage to feature in any pre-season games until the final match against AC Milan, and he also failed to start the Londoners first game against Manchester United. However, given his encouraging performances, both as a substitute at Old Trafford and in the first half against the Potters, Mason has more reason than most to be making the most of his time on the training field.
If the England cap can maintain his impressive form from White Hart Lane across the entire match at the King Power Stadium, Spurs may well replicate their league win from last season.